Alzheimer's Disease: Drug Sparks Hope, Desperation

Posted on February 15th, 2012 by

John Vasse would do anything to save his wife, June, from Alzheimer's -- the degenerative disease that's swiftly stealing her memory.  It's been three years since the devastating diagnosis, and Vasse knows the disease will progress and eventually kill his wife of 42 years. So when he heard last week that a skin cancer drug had reversed Alzheimer's symptoms in mice, he was determined to get hold of it… "People are thinking, 'Look. I might not be around in two or three years to benefit from the next clinical trial,'" said Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

ABC News, by Katie Moisse, 02/14/2012

Tags: Alzeimer's Disease Research Center, alzheimers, Dr. Ronald Petersen, John Vasse, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Neurology, Research, skin cancer drug

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